Elegant, well fitting and stunning colour
I ordered this dress and it arrived quickly. This is standard, but I got hit with duty and brokerage fees, much higher than expected - almost 50% of the cost of the dress (be careful if you are from outside the US). The fit of this dress was amazing. I saw reviews where people said it fit large, but they were sold out of 2s so I ordered the 4. But the 4 fit very well on my frame - I only had to get the waist and back taken in and the hem in the front taken up (not expensive because of the simple hem and because the waist alterations did not go up to the armpit). A padded backless bra and I am ready to go! The size two would have been too snug across my hips. I'm a slight pear shape with a small waist and a bubble bum (if that helps).
The background in the photo may lead you to think the dress has pinkish tones (I was worried), but it does not! It was a lovely cream colour with delicate gold thread weaved into the lace overlay. The fabrics are all of high quality. I'm super excited for my big day!
October 12, 2014
Beautiful lace, easy to wear all day dress!
This wedding dress strikes a perfect balance of beauty, delicate lace, mermaid skirt, and practicality. The lace back is to.die.for and the dress has a beautiful full skirt without being too heavy. The dress is not structured but does have a great shape and fabric to keep you contained. The bust is lined so I didn't have to wear a bra (usually a size 34B/C).
I got married in a garden during a sunny, hot day, so I was happy to have a dress that was not too heavy. I could move my arms up and down (always a concern with cap sleeves!), sit, bend and move! I can't tell you how many wedding dresses I tried on that were just sheath and too flimsy and others that were so structured that I couldn't sit and breathe at the same time! This one is a perfect in between, with substantial lining that is form fitting but allows full movement. The train is small and I didn't feel like it needed a bustle (save yourself some $).
I can't even express how happy I was with this dress. I was so comfortable all day and got so many compliments. I thought I would sell my dress after the wedding but I'm so attached to it now!
I am 5'8'', 34, 27, 39 and fit into a size 4 with zero alterations. I wore 2 1/2 inch heels and the bottom of the dress just skimmed the floor.
$800 for this dress is an absolute bargain! BHLDN has great customer service and I've loved buying, exchanging, and finding the right dress with them.
September 29, 2014
This dress is gorgeous. I bought this dress because of the back. The back is amazing. I was worried about the color thinking it would look yellow. It does not. It has beautiful gold stiching throughout the lace. I am 6'0 and will probably have to have this shortened slightly. It is a little low cut but not over the top. I bought a size 10 and wil have to have the waist area taken up some but is perfect on the hips.
September 1, 2014
Taking the advice of my BHLDN stylist, I tried on this dress last at my Beverly Hills appointment. This and the Joss were my top two picks. I had pulled about 5 other dresses to try on and my stylist suggested that my top picks should be tried on last as it most likely will be the Wow factor if I was already feeling lukewarm about the others. I brought my best friend and sister to give their opinions. My stylist was right. I tried on the Leila dress last and never had I seen their faces lit up. Their facial expressions were dead giveaways on what they thought about each dress that I didnâ??t even have to ask. It was clear which dress sparkled while the others did not. I was banking on the Joss, but it was the Leila that they could imagine me getting married in. The material was very comfortable. I wasnâ??t initially crazy about how it trumpets at the bottom like a mermaid, but it actually looked pretty awesome. Iâ??m very petite, a size zero, standing at 5 feet, so I was concerned that it would look too Cinderella-ish since it flares out at the bottom, but this dress looked pretty awesome. Very satisfied and happy. It will need a few alterations at the bottom since Iâ??m a shortie, but otherwise, very happy.
August 2, 2014